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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 15, 2012 10:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Official Release

Greetings from North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean! No beer here :(

Road Trips Vol. II No. 2 gets a lots play, particularly the bonus material.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jun 16, 2012 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Official Release

Wow. You just sent me to Google Maps. Is this business or pleasure? And why no beer?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 16, 2012 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Official Release

Business trip, air-shipping fresh Yellowfin Tuna back to the U.S.

Maldives are an Islamic country. No beer and no dogs!

The atoll I'm on has no developed tourism. I've been eating tuna curry for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the past four days, dreaming of a cold beer! Luckily I'm headed back to Sri Lanka tomorrow. And Beer :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 16, 2012 9:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Official Release

Great diving and snorkeling...maybe that doesn't get you going though, eh?

;)

Seriously, I could see that being the case.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 17, 2012 1:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Official Release

It's just fine here. World class diving and surfing!

However, I spend much of my time inside a fish processing plant grading tuna for export to the U.S. I usually get an hour or so of snorkeling in daily. Unfortunately, the atoll I'm is not one of the better for diving. Visibility and marine life are limited from the spots I'm able to access from shore. I do however, see two world class surfing breaks on the reef passes between the island I'm on and the adjacent island. "Honky's" is a classic refracting left break and "Jail Breaks" a speedy down the line right. Both are accessible only by boat.

It's not the coolest place that my tuna travels have brought me to. The food is rather limited and no nightlife other than watching the Euoro Cup, but I'm making the best of it. Did I mention no beer here...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jun 17, 2012 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Official Release

V cool! Thx for posting, and Happy Trails!

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jun 16, 2012 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Official Release

Very interesting life you've created.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 16, 2012 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Official Release

Hello global traveler! No beer must hurt (Muslim?). The Maldivies always geographically looked like a weird country. Is it all shifting sands and low lying islands?

Happy Trails!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHFU38cN0rA

(Hopefully you can listen to it. Sweet SBD @1:10 on)

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Poster: dylan&theded Date: Jun 18, 2012 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Official Release

Winterland 73

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Poster: reviewr Date: Jun 16, 2012 8:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Official Release

Do you like being WAY over there? Fun, or missing home?

Maybe you can be a GD ambassador and "turn on" the Muslims :).

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Poster: gratefuldiver Date: Jun 20, 2012 1:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Official Release

Cliff, you need to work on those business assignments. There are plenty of predominantly Islamic countries with beer AND great diving. Try Indonesia. Bintang isn't anything to write home about, but the sea life makes up for it.

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